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Learn smallholding and homesteading skills in one of our workshops and courses designed for you to become more self sufficient - however large or small your farm or urban homestead. Set in a real life smallholding in the heart of East Sussex, you can see how smallholding works in reality. Our most popular course is rearing your own chickens for meat consumption, and our pressure canning courses, and we have added lots more smallholding courses for 2024 including new young farmers workshops for smallholding. 
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Pressure canning is an essential skill for preserving your harvest, prepping for power blackouts, or just to save money and have food security. We learn the full basics of both water and pressure canning in a farmhouse kitchen setting. We use the All American Pressure Canner. 

Pressure canning is an essential skill for preserving your harvest, prepping for power blackouts, or just to save money and have food security. We learn the full basics of both water and pressure canning in a farmhouse kitchen setting. We use the All American Pressure Canner. 

Unlock the potential of your polytunnel in the productive polytunnel at our sister smallholding, Hope Springs, led by Denise Taylor, one of our East Sussex Smallholders. Learn planning, planting, and maintenance for maximum yield, and have all your questions answered about beginners polytunnel gardening.

Unlock the potential of your polytunnel in the productive polytunnel at our sister smallholding, Hope Springs, led by Denise Taylor, one of our East Sussex Smallholders. Learn planning, planting, and maintenance for maximum yield, and have all your questions answered about beginners polytunnel gardening.

Explore the basics of smallholding in our 3-hour workshop in East Sussex. Delve into livestock management and market gardening, unravel legal essentials, and take a guided tour around our thriving smallholding. Your gateway to a self-sustainable lifestyle begins here.

Explore the basics of smallholding in our 3-hour workshop in East Sussex. Delve into livestock management and market gardening, unravel legal essentials, and take a guided tour around our thriving smallholding. Your gateway to a self-sustainable lifestyle begins here.

Dream of Living off the Land? - well this is your chance to put that dream into reality, and for you to have a real insight into what is realistic in your smallholding journey to living the dream and live off the land. 

Dream of Living off the Land? - well this is your chance to put that dream into reality, and for you to have a real insight into what is realistic in your smallholding journey to living the dream and live off the land. 

Embark on a fermentation journey with our Beginner's Kimchi Workshop at East Sussex Smallholders, under the skilled guidance of Denise Taylor. In this two-hour hands-on workshop, delve into the basics of fermentation and Kimchi making, leaving with a jar of your own creation to take home.

Embark on a fermentation journey with our Beginner's Kimchi Workshop at East Sussex Smallholders, under the skilled guidance of Denise Taylor. In this two-hour hands-on workshop, delve into the basics of fermentation and Kimchi making, leaving with a jar of your own creation to take home.

Dive into the enriching world of raising free range meat chickens with our Beginners Meat Chicken Workshop at East Sussex Smallholding. From understanding the different types of meat birds to hands-on experience in humane dispatch, plucking, and preparing for the oven, this workshop empowers you with practical skills for home meat production

Dive into the enriching world of raising free range meat chickens with our Beginners Meat Chicken Workshop at East Sussex Smallholding. From understanding the different types of meat birds to hands-on experience in humane dispatch, plucking, and preparing for the oven, this workshop empowers you with practical skills for home meat production

Embark on a self-sufficient journey with our Christmas Turkey Rearing Workshop at East Sussex Smallholders. From chick to adult, learn the essentials of rearing, nurturing, and preparing your turkey for a home-grown festive feast with expert tuition. 

Embark on a self-sufficient journey with our Christmas Turkey Rearing Workshop at East Sussex Smallholders. From chick to adult, learn the essentials of rearing, nurturing, and preparing your turkey for a home-grown festive feast with expert tuition. 

Explore the art of dehydration in our hands-on workshop at East Sussex Smallholders. Led by Denise, not only will you be preserving your produce you wil learn to create Beef Jerky, Fruit Leathers, and your own vegetable and fruit powders, along with crafting nutritious pot noodles. Learn various storage techniques and enjoy a genuine smallholding environment while expanding your food preservation skills with this short dehydration workshop. 

Explore the art of dehydration in our hands-on workshop at East Sussex Smallholders. Led by Denise, not only will you be preserving your produce you wil learn to create Beef Jerky, Fruit Leathers, and your own vegetable and fruit powders, along with crafting nutritious pot noodles. Learn various storage techniques and enjoy a genuine smallholding environment while expanding your food preservation skills with this short dehydration workshop. 

Discover the joy of raising chickens as you learn about different breeds, housing essentials, feeding routines, and enjoy a hands-on experience in handling our feathery friends, leaving you inspired to start your own poultry adventure.This is an ideal workshop if you are thinking about keeping chickens on your smallholding. 

Discover the joy of raising chickens as you learn about different breeds, housing essentials, feeding routines, and enjoy a hands-on experience in handling our feathery friends, leaving you inspired to start your own poultry adventure.This is an ideal workshop if you are thinking about keeping chickens on your smallholding. 

Unlock the potential of your polytunnel over the autumn and winter months, extending your growing season. Head over to our sister smallholding, Hope Springs, led by Denise Taylor, one of our East Sussex Smallholders. Learn all about using your polytunnel in the winter months.

Unlock the potential of your polytunnel over the autumn and winter months, extending your growing season. Head over to our sister smallholding, Hope Springs, led by Denise Taylor, one of our East Sussex Smallholders. Learn all about using your polytunnel in the winter months.